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New queueing system now in -current

Contributed by jcr on from the really-shaping-up dept.

Long thought to be a mythical beast by many, the new queueing system (aka traffic shaping, also hinted at here) has now finally been committed to the official OpenBSD source tree.

With a series of commits on October 12th, 2013, starting with this one, Henning Brauer (henning@) added the new queueing system to OpenBSD-current.

The altq(4) subsystem will stay in for a transition period, but if you don't want to transition just yet, you still have to make one tiny adjustment to your pf.conf. The Following -current FAQ has some pointers, while the updated pf.conf man page has all the details.

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  1. By Pedro Caetano ( on

    Thank you for your amazing work on a new queueing system.
    (please correct the hyperlink text)

    1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      The video of the presentation should be available here:


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